Hi Hi, I'm Christy, class of the 2019 NOBO hikers. Seattle is currently my home base but I’ll always be an east coast girl at heart, so hiking the AT is a little like going home - if home were a spot in the woods with no indoor plumbing, cooking on a single burner stove and playing in the dirt - yep, that sounds about right.
It never once occurred to me that I wouldn’t send myself resupply boxes. Perhaps because I read Wild before my first backpacking trip, resupply
To all the people who reached out to me after my last post, thank you. Your thoughtful words of encouragement warm my heart every time I think of
I had a plan. And it was a solid one, too. I would study for the GMAT while working, apply to PhD programs, quit my job in March to hike the AT
Conventional wisdom says that to prepare for a thru-hike, I should be walking around with my loaded pack. A lot. But I live in downtown Seattle, so
When I tell people I’m going to hike the AT, I get a fairly predictable set of responses and questions. When I tell them I’m hiking solo, the
As I map out my pack list for the AT, I am realizing that my biggest liability in terms of pack weight is sentimentality. I like my gear. I’ve